Ascension Medical Group Providence - Surgery

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Get back to living life hernia free
Living with a hernia can lead to pain and discomfort. At Ascension Medical Group Providence, our specialized care teams are here to help.

Specialized care, right here in your community

A hernia will not heal on its own. Surgeons at Ascension Medical Group Providence provide hernia surgery to heal the weak spot in your abdominal wall.

We treat a variety of different types of hernia, both simple and complex. Any part of the abdominal wall can weaken and develop a hernia either naturally or after prior abdominal surgery. We use a variety of standard (open) and minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopy, robotic) to treat hernias. We, additionally, have expertise in complex abdominal wall reconstruction including plastic surgical techniques (component separation) for difficult scenarios. Our hernia specialists and care teams take the time to listen to you and understand the cause and type of hernia you are experiencing. We work with you to make a customized care plan that’s right for you.

Most hernias occur in the groin, abdomen, thigh, or genitals. Below are some of the common hernia types we treat:

  • Incisional hernia occurs at the site of a previous surgical incision

  • Umbilical hernia occurs at the navel

  • Indirect inguinal hernia occurs in the groin at the internal ring

  • Direct inguinal hernia occurs in the groin near the internal ring

  • Femoral hernia occurs just below the groin

  • Epigastric hernia occurs in the upper abdomen at the midline

If you are experiencing symptoms including acid reflux, pain or swelling in the belly wall, see your doctor. At Ascension Medical Group Providence, we provide convenient outpatient testing and medical imaging, including ultrasound testing to help detect a hernia.

Compassionate, personalized hernia care

Injury, surgery, obesity, smoking and other factors can increase your risk of developing a hernia. We understand that living with a hernia can stop you from enjoying the things you love. 

At Ascension Medical Group Providence, your care starts before surgery. We know that the healthier you are before surgery, the better. That’s why our team takes time to educate you about the entire process — from how to stay healthy while preparing for surgery to recovery.

Minimally invasive surgery options right for you

Our care team specializes in hernia surgery - from simple repairs to more complex. At Ascension Medical Group Providence, we take a personalized approach to hernia repair. By getting to know you and the cause of your hernia, we can determine which type of surgery is right for you. We provide minimally invasive surgery options for hernias. With minimally-invasive surgery, there is a lower risk for infection, patients typically recover faster, and have less pain.

If you have had hernia surgery before, or have other health risks such as obesity, heart or lung disease, or infection, we have an experienced team of hernia and abdominal wall providers who can help create a surgery and care plan that is right for you.

Get a second opinion for hernia repair

Whether you think you have a hernia, need hernia repair surgery, or have a recurring hernia, there’s a lot to think about. Getting a second opinion can help you better understand your hernia and have more confidence in your treatment plan. 

If you’re looking for a second opinion, our specialized surgeons are here for you. Find out whether a virtual or telehealth visit is an option for their care. And if you need to come in person for a visit, know that we have safety precautions in place to protect you and your family.

Before your appointment, you should check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required. Ascension Medical Group Providence can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.